How to Fix Minecraft Not Responding on PC

Cici updated on Mar 26, 2024 | Home >Computer Instruction

Minecraft can be a very demanding game on hardware. Have you ever experienced unresponsiveness while playing Minecraft? Several reasons may cause this problem, such as:

  • Modules occupy limited resources
  • Outdated drivers
  • Outdated or lower version of Windows
  • Insufficient memory or disk space
  • Outdated games or unofficial versions

Don't worry. EaseUS will provide detailed solutions to solve the problem of Minecraft not responding for a long time and enjoying your game again.

How to Fix Minecraft Not Responding

When you encounter Minecraft not responding, you can first check the following and perform a quick troubleshooting:

  • 1. Wait and see if the problem goes away first.
  • 2. Run Minecraft as an administrator
  • 3. Download the official Minecraft version from the Microsoft Store.
  • 4. Close unnecessary background applications.
  • 5. Check and update your Minecraft version.

If none of the above help, continue with the advanced troubleshooting options below. If you think this article is helpful to you, don't forget to share it with more game users who face the same difficulties.


Fix 1. Free Up Hard Drive Space

Minecraft becomes unresponsive when the game uses more memory than your computer can provide. You need to free up disk space on your computer and prepare at least 1GB for the game core, maps, and other files.

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  • Extend/resize/move partition
  • Upgrade the hard drive to a larger one
  • Clear hard drive space

We also provide additional methods that you can choose to perform more operations:

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Fix 2. Update Graphics Driver

Minecraft may not run when the graphics card driver, sound card driver, or network adapter is outdated or damaged. EaseUS DriverHandy can help you automatically find and update the latest graphics card driver:

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Step 1. Download and start EaseUS DriverHandy, and click Scan.

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Step 2. The tool will automatically find outdated drivers and update them for you.

If you want to update manually, please find the correct and latest graphics card driver from the manufacturer's official website and install it manually.

Fix 3. Disable Minecraft Mods

Mods help you have a better experience when playing Minecraft. However, when there is a conflict between the mod and Minecraft itself, the mod may cause Minecraft to become unresponsive. Therefore, you need to disable the mod:

  • Disable mods through game launchers like Twitch and Forge.
  • Add .disabled to the end of the mod filename.
  • Move the mods folder from the Minecraft directory to another directory.

Fix 4. Check for Windows Updates

An outdated operating system can also affect Minecraft's responsiveness. You can check Windows and try to update your Windows system.

Step 1. Press Windows + I to open Settings and go to Windows Update.

Step 2. Click check for updates in Windows Update.

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Windows will automatically search for updates that are available to you. Please continue to follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.

If your Windows version is older and you need to upgrade your system, please try using EaseUS Partition Master to easily upgrade your Windows system without losing data.

Fix 5. Uninstall Minecraft and Rreinstall

If none of the above resolves the issue, try uninstalling Minecraft and reinstalling the game to resolve the issue:

Step 1. After calling the Run box, enter appwiz.cpl and press Enter.

Step 2. Right-click on Minecraft and uninstall it.

Step 3. Open the run window again and enter %appdata%.

Step 4. Right-click on the .minecraft folder and select Delete to clear related files.

Step 5. After the uninstallation, download and install Minecraft again from the official Minecraft website.


Hope this article was helpful in solving your Minecraft not responding issue! If problems with Minecraft are caused by hard disk errors, try using EaseUS Partition Master to free up hard disk space or repair the hard disk and update Windows.

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FAQs About Minecraft Not Responding

Are you able to run Minecraft on your computer without problems? This article provides a detailed solution. If you still have questions about Minecraft Not Responding, please read on.

1. Why is my Minecraft suddenly not working?

Corrupt files, software conflicts, or temporary malfunctions can cause Minecraft to suddenly stop working. Please try installing Minecraft Launcher or clearing the Minecraft Launcher cache.

2. How do I fix Minecraft 1.19 not launching?

Please check if there are other programs running in the background. Try to close these web browsers, antivirus, or VPN clients.

Right-click on the launcher icon and launch Minecraft again as administrator:

3. Why is my Minecraft not responding on the loading screen?

Some temporary bugs or outdated graphics programs can cause Minecraft to get stuck on the loading screen. Please try restarting the Minecraft client and updating your graphics card program to reinstall Minecraft.

If you are looking for more solutions, check out the guide provided in this article.

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Updated by Cici

Cici is the junior editor of the writing team of EaseUS. She accepted the systematic training on computers at EaseUS for over one year. Now, she wrote a lot of professional articles to help people resolve the issues of hard drive corruption, computer boot errors, and disk partition problems.

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